Case Studies

Sheffield City Hall

Business Cases / Public Sector Funding
Heritage & Listed Buildings
Town Centre Regeneration and Masterplanning

Government Office


Ben Aspinall was retained by Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber to negotiate the ERDF Objective 1 funding for the comprehensive refurbishment of SheffieldCity Hall.

Key Issues

The City Hall had traditionally been an entertainment venue, however in order to attract Objective 1 funding  Sheffield City Council developed a business plan to diversity the venue for commercial conferencing / exhibitions as well as concerts.

Ben Aspinall led a team of accountants and quantity surveyors to appraise the business plan and the construction costs.

Government Office agreed the proportion of additional profit and economic impact to be generated from the commercial activity relative to the entertainment activity and grant funding was awarded on a pro-rata basis.

Value Added

The City Hall was fully refurbished providing an additional conference/concert venue for Sheffield.

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Sheffield City Hall